A dramatic retelling of four months in 1865...; A true story full of political treachery and physical adventure; Author is arguably the foremost authority on the American Civil War; In February, 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederacy. Lee was defeated at Gettysburg, Grant's victory at Memphis had cut the South in two, and Sherman's brutal march through Georgia had destroyed what was left of the Southern economy. With the land shattered, people starving, and no hope left, the reality for the secessionist government was grim. An Honorable Defeat is the story of four months in 1865, during which the South surrendered, the North triumphed, and President Lincoln was assassinated, told with style and with absolute historical accuracy.
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"True history, replete with flies and leeches, the terror of attack, defeat and deprivation. Davis is an exceptional historian and storyteller."
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151005648
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition first printing. Hardcover with DJ. Condition as new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear. DJ new, bright and shiny, no tears no chips no edgewear, Price Not clipped. 8vo, XVI + 496 pages, mapped endpapers. No markings of any kind, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages. not a reminder. Bookseller Inventory # 002893
Book Description Harcourt, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: PRAISE FOR THREE ROADS TO THE ALAMO "Davis provides full and exhaustive portraits of [Crockett, Bowie, and Travis]. . . . His interwoven accounts create a vivid picture of new worlds being shaped and of the kinds of men who did the shaping, even--or especially--in death."--The New York Times Book Review "There is no doubt this book is the best-researched and best-written history of the lives of Crockett, Bowie and Travis yet published. Mr. Davis makes their lives more exciting and vivid than their legends." --The Dallas Morning News. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151005648
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Book Description Harcourt, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Davis, William C. AN HONORABLE DEFEAT: THE LAST DAYS OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT. NY: Harcourt, Inc., c2001. First printing. 496pp, b/w photos, notes, bibliography, index, 8vo, New hardbound in d/w,. Bookseller Inventory # 45057
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